Horoscope for May 5, 2015

Nacy Black , Tribune Content Agency

Today’s Birthday (05/05/15). Realize a dream this year. Expansion at home requires changes. Detailed planning before 6/14 leads to powerful action. A mid-July escape balances work’s intensity. A fun new game (with someone interesting) sparks after 10/13. Get sucked into mystery and magic after 10/27. Discover food for your spirit. Talk about what you love and it grows.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

— Today is an 8 — The travel bug bites today and tomorrow. Plan a trip. Resist the urge to be impetuous. No emotional spending. Get your ducks in a row. Keep practicing. Stick close to the basic structure. Leave a clean paper trail. Imagine success.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

— Today is a 7 — Figure out your money today and tomorrow. Store provisions for the future. There’s plenty of work. Stay quiet as others argue … wait until asked for your opinion. Learn the rules before leaping into the next game. Rejuvenate your relationship.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is a 7 — Work out details with a partner over the next two days. Listen to suggestions. Postpone travel and fantasies. Finish the stuff you said you’d have done by now. Avoid wild promises. Ignore teasing. Practice and it gets easier.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is a 7 — A new project demands more attention today and tomorrow. Give your work full attention. Make plans, but don’t race off to do it all yet. Travel later. Meetings could cut into your family time. Give up something unnecessary. Balance.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is a 7 — Get playful today and tomorrow. Work it out with an authority figure. Schedule time for romance. Make fun plans with someone interesting. Listen to another’s desires; then compromise. Follow the rules and do what you said.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 7 — Get drawn into domestic comforts today and tomorrow. Repair, renovate and beautify your home and garden. Conserve resources. Don’t fall for a trick. Postpone an outing until chores are done. Settle in with someone dear and a good movie.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is a 7 — Get into research over the next two days. Outline the case you want to make. Hunt for evidence. Don’t gossip. Choose words carefully to avoid misunderstandings. The answer is elusive. Beware contradictions and trite solutions. Dig deeper.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 7 — Keep your eyes on the prize. Make some dough over the next two days. New profits become available. The dynamics change now. Keep your word. Show respect. Don’t stir up jealousies. Doubts interfere with progress. New opportunities knock. Answer the door.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is an 8 — You’re strong and creative for the next few days. Handle personal issues. Keep patient and practical. Open communication produces better results. Do what worked before. Self-control is required. Stick to your budget. Set the groundwork for the future.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is a 5 — Rest and recuperate today and tomorrow. Get introspective. Find new solutions to old problems. Discover something you didn’t see before. Stay out of somebody else’s argument. Rely on your partner. Take care of each other. Eat and sleep well.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is a 7 — Let your partner take the lead. Your team proves essential today and tomorrow. Routine provides strength. Your friends are really there for you. Don’t throw your money away on stuff you don’t need. Favor practical ideas over fantasies.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 6 — Crazy dreams seem possible. Prepare for inspection over the next two days. An opportunity requires practical steps. Keep comments to yourself. Don’t let anybody push you around. Encounter a bigger mess than anticipated. Rely on conventional wisdom. Publish when ready.